See Forever/Wasatch Connection Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,621' 494 m
Descent: -3,405' -1,038 m
High: 12,156' 3,705 m
Low: 8,768' 2,673 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 52% (28°)
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“High Altitude and Exposure! A tour of Bear Creek in the summer.”— Paul Byrne
The downhill contains serious exposure on narrow trails but is some of the funnest riding in the Telluride area.
This trail is an awesome choice for those of us who don't want to ride all the way up and around Bridal Veil and over La Junta to ride the Wasatch Trail.
Hikers frequent this trail. It is narrow so keep your head up and brakes ready.
The trail will cut across Revelation Bowl and then drops the rider into Bear Creek via narrow and steep switchbacks. Really fun and interesting riding that warrants caution but leaves room to cut the breaks and rip. The trail will eventually head south until you reach a creek with a fallen sign indicating both the Wasatch Connection and the Wasatch trail. Take a sharp left here and ride fun fast singletrack below the terrain you just downhilled.
After a few minutes the riding gets very techy and high consequence. Next you'll cross an old wooden mining bridge. Hit the drop off the bridge if your bold, but there is a large cliff to the right side so know your limits. One more really steep section directly after the wooden bridge puts the rider back on easier terrain. Awesome switchbacks with banked turns and fun rock drops send the rider quickly down onto Bear Creek Trail. Go left (downhill) and cruise the fun doubletrack all the way back to town park. This trail is full of fun features to play on, but be careful as this is a VERY popular hiking trail complete with hikers, and unleashed children and dogs.
About halfway down there is an awesome rock stacking garden that is worth checking out, or even getting your rock stack on.
This trail dumps the rider right back in town on the west side of Town Park.
One of the best rides in Telluride for sure!
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